First and last leaves pasted to wrappers. Osborne, cited below, gives date of [ca. 1825]. Wood engravings: frontispiece, text illustrations. Alphabets: title-page verso. "The cat": p. 28-29; "Anecdotes of the cat": p. 30-31. Cf. Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books, 987. Osborne Coll., p. 592 Davis, R. Kendrew of York, 2 Gumuchian, 1594 First sentence: "There was a gentleman who married for his second wife the proudest and most haughty woman that was ever seen." Includes 10 woodcuts. Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: woodcut frontispiece; 9 cuts in text. Grey decorated wrappers.